MATS900 Master's Thesis (20–30 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


The thesis work is carried out independently but under guidance. The subject of the thesis must be agreed in advance with the professor responsible of the major studies.

Learning outcomes

After writing a master's thesis, the student is able to make structured presentations on broader mathematical issues, is able to use language and notations carefully to to present mathematics, and knows how to consider the target audience when making mathematical representations.. 

Additional information

Accepted theses are public and they have to be saved in the JYX publication archive of the University Library before final course credits are given.

Subject teacher students and students of the LuMO program complete a thesis of 20 ECTS credits, for others the scope is 30 ECTS credits.

Description of prerequisites

There must be a broad and thorough knowledge of the subject and advanced studies in mathematics, in order to be able to apply what is learned to solving and dealing with mathematical problems.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
The successful completion of a Master's thesis requires the student to be able to independently produce a comprehensive scientific written report on the research topic in accordance with the thesis writing guidelines of the department. The assessment will focus on the consistency and coherence of the text, the use of literature, final quality of the thesis and language usage, the author's independence and timeliness, and the subject-specific assessment (difficulty of the topic, logic and correctness of argumentation). final quality of the thesis and language usage.
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Parts of the completion methods

Independent study (20–30 cr)

Independent study
Grading scale:
English, Finnish